Stockwell Street Library

The conference will take place in the modern facilities of the Stockwell Street Library (University of Greenwich). The Stockwell Street building was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects and completed in 2014. The building was shortlisted for the 2015 Riba Stirling Prize for architecture. It is now home to a state-of-the-art library, as well as lecture theatres, TV and design studios and a gallery.

For directions to the venue, go to the University of Greenwich's website.

The Painted Hall

The conference dinner will be held in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College. The Painted Hall is one of the most spectacular and important baroque inteiors in Europe, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. Its ceiling and wall decorations were conceived and executed by the British artist Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726 at the pivotal moment when the United Kingdom was created and became a dominant power in Europe. The central narrative of the paintings revolves around the accessions to the throne, firstly of William III and Mary II in 1688 and secondly of George I in 1714. The paintings also celebrate Britain’s maritime and trading successes. The artist drew on a cast of around 200 figures to tell a story of political change, scientific and cultural achievements, naval endeavours, and commercial enterprise against a series of magnificent backdrops. Read more at the Painted Hall Project.


Below please find details of recommended hotels in Greenwich. We would recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible as there are other large conferences taking place at the same time as SECED 2019, meaning that accommodation will be limited and at a premium across London.

Further accommodation options including B&Bs can be found on the Visit Greenwich website. Delegates seeking budget accommodation may also wish to consider rooms offered by other universities (see for instance Imperial College's website).


Hotel Novotel London Greenwich
173-185 Greenwich High Rd, 
SE10 8JA


Discover the stylish elegance of the Novotel London Greenwich hotel, which features bright, spacious bedrooms and colourful artwork throughout. Neighbouring Greenwich tube station, the 4-star hotel offers private on-site parking and boasts a fitness centre, a stylish restaurant, and spacious bedrooms.

Book by phone: +44 (0) 208 312 6904

Room rate: from £230 per night.

Getting there:

  • 10 mins walk from Conference Venue, 10 Stockwell Street 
  • 2 mins walk from Greenwich DLR station

IBIS London Greenwich

Ibis London Greenwich Hotel
30 Stockwell St 
SE10 9JN


An economy hotel for business and leisure where you can relax with a drink in the stylish 24hr lobby bar, stay connected with free fibre Wi-Fi throughout the building, and tuck into a filling breakfast (cooked breakfast with several options or a fresh continental spread - the choice is yours) each morning at the linked Café Rouge. Ibis London Greenwich merges a great location with all the necessary comforts, so that you enjoy a relaxing break at budget-friendly prices.

Book by phone: +44 (0) 208 305 1177

Room rate: from £190 per night.

Getting there:

  • 1 minute walk from Conference Venue, 10 Stockwell Street
  • 4 mins walk from Cutty Sark for Maritime DLR station

Daniel Defoe Hall – Student Delegates ONLY

Daniel Defoe Hall
10 Lovibond Ln
SE10 9FY


Daniel Defoe Hall, located next to the Greenwich rail and Docklands Light Railway station, is located approximately 15 minutes' walk from Greenwich Campus. This student accommodation is available only for student delegates. Rooms should be booked online as a part of the registration process. A limited number of rooms are available. Rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Room rate: £65

Getting there:

  • 9 mins walk from Conference Venue, 10 Stockwell Street
  • 1 minute walk from Greenwich DLR station